|Dot9 - Collaborations - [dot9.03] - canc3r, clarion, mute, nool, pinkj, setzer|
In late 2000, 5 canadians and 4 americans formed dot9 to bring their music together as a collective. Independently the styles varied in large degrees, but often they would come together or team up with another member to write songs or to explore sound and rhythm techniques. Dot9 stopped in March, 2003. This compilation contains nine examples of that union. They are the favorites of the abandoned and scattered collaborations of dot9...
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|Dncn - Aeon Of Qi [hc028]|
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|Theodor Zox - temp.light EP [txtn005] - Theodor Zox|
With only subtle effects use but all-the-more-carefully crafted sounds, Theodor Zox takes us on a different kind of journey into Scandinavia as an architectural utopia constructed out of beautiful synth lines and high-frequency ornament. Very calm, but swinging and enviably optimistic. The artist about his work: "Being a very visual person, as well as having synasthetic experiences through my entire life, I perceive sound as form and colour...
Keywords: Minimal House; Textone
Downloads: 2,680 (1 review)
|René Breitbarth - oo's EP [txtn001] - René Breitbarth|
Floor-friendly four-tracker by Cologne's René Breitbarth. Known for smooth-as-hell tech house, this man has become a true veteran of the community with double digit EP releases on Treibstoff, Sub Static, Pokerflat, and Tongut; a superb full-length album; and innumerable compilation credits. Blessed with the feel for a great hook line, René's German funk is a sure winner with the house crowd (on either side of the Atlantic), but he is also driving enough to keep technoid listeners engaged on th...
Keywords: Techhouse; Textone
Downloads: 2,831 (1 review)
|Sebastian Buchholz - elapsed:remaining EP [txtn007] - Sebastian Buchholz|
Hailing from Germany's far north, with a rock-solid history in technoid sound manipulation, Sebastian Buchholz delivers a dense five-tracker dominated by minimal driving beat structures and lush chordscapes. Organic sounds that nevertheless always wear their electronic origin on the sleeves abound. Sebastian's music is at times dark, yet not menacing - rather, it is an all-envelopping and almost tactile blend that always preserves a warm inner glow...
Keywords: Textone; Minimal Techno
Downloads: 2,321 (1 review)
|Eloi Brunelle - Piknic moderne [EPS04] - Eloi Brunelle|
The Piknic Electronik in Montreal are an increasingly popular event held on Sunday afternoons, which features a variety of local djs playing under the sun, and are an ideal way to wind down the weekend. This year, the organisers decided they needed a theme song, and Eloi was recruited for the job. The task was special in that they needed not only a simple soundtrack, but rather something that represented the different styles of music featured at the events, which ranges from deep house to techno...
Keywords: Electronic; Techhouse
Downloads: 5,893 (1 review)
|Acidrain - Mostly Covered In Clouds [gruen004] - Acidrain|
Warm But Distant 'Mostly covered in clouds' proclaims some very certain kind of mood, which can be found in very early hours in the morning when the sun's light is irradiating little fluffy clouds from below the horizon, and in later evening when the sky is covered in extensive clouds with the sun shining through, spending some strange light between yellow and orange. Both moments are retinued by feelings of warmth and contiguity and help to gain new energy to manage one's problems and fears...
Keywords: Minimal House; Deephouse
Downloads: 5,560 (1 review)
|C Photon - Gritty EP [kpu062] - C Photon|
Get down wit' yo bad selves! This new EP from Sarajevo's C Photon is lots of fun and actually danceable (gasp!). Seeing as how I'm tired and lazy, I'll let C Photon describe it for you himself: "With this EP my goal was to produce a complex mixture of organic sounds with the help of digital technology; a digital reconstruction of organic sounds. A session-like approach was used a lot. I think that sequencing can`t always work for my music and with this approach I can achieve more natural soundin...
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|Rob Keens - The Park [stadt001] - Rob Keens|
A Global Phenomenon A park is a system within a system, a place of more or less exotic things concerning respective topics like nature, fauna or exploration, a place for individuals to get in touch with unusual forms+figures which are not present in their daily life. Visiting a park always means expanding his own horizon and perhaps sometimes reaching another level of existence and understanding.
Keywords: Tribal; Techno
Downloads: 1,134 (1 review)
|Porte EP [sub036]|
Porte delivers a nice stream of washy sounds mostly created with guitar and computer... the perfect soundtrack for rainy days and the best sound to say hello to the stormy fall. Please visit www.subsource.de/sub/036/ for more informations and impressions.
Keywords: Experimental; Ambient
Downloads: 2,060 (1 review)
|Kenneth Kirschner - january 2, 1999 et al. [cnv 05] - Kenneth Kirschner|
NYC artist Kenneth Kirschner is well known by all of you because of his releases on 12k label and Subrosa (with Taylor Deupree). Again, Conv is proud to present this great album by one of our favourite artists from the last years: " January 2, 1999 et al. is a collection of three of my compositions, including two pieces focused on the intersection of piano and electronics, and one based on purely digital sound design...
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|Tristen Polar - Boobcube EP [EPS03] - Tisten Polar|
The Irish man Gary Spence is one busy man. This results from his fierce work to define his own sound where he got influenced by many sources. Electronic or not, music is a driving tool that made his own music world spin around a warm, sexy and melodic groove. Already released with different labels and a remarkable album on Morris Audio Citysport, tpolar is now a familiar name to the DJs who dig house material with a funky vibe...
Keywords: Electronic; Techhouse
Downloads: 2,226 (2 reviews)
|Farid Aliyev - Ten 1.0 (From One To Zero) [srfc005] - Farid Aliyev|
farid aliyev, originally from azerbaidjan and now residing in lithuania, plays the guitar. he plays it as if it was pure air, though. in this moodshifting recording, farid takes the live played guitar improvisations and feeds them through diverse dsp modules. the result is neither acoustic nor electronic. one thing for sure - it is very organic and flowing. the composer takes us on a trip just as he promises: from one to zero, from static to dynamic, from subtle silence to waves of drones, from ...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental; Sound Poetry; Improv
Downloads: 5,823 (2 reviews)
|Solitaire Albread - 2 Nights EP [mia043]|
solitaire albread , the love giving slow paced musician does his thing.. slightly more non-dark than his previous EP. perfect for car driving and other activities that requires something in the background. sounds like something for you ? sure it does.
Downloads: 1,219 (2 reviews)
|Oveloe - Maddi EP [mtk117]|
The debut release from Canada's contemplative, indielectronicOveloe, aka Charles Bisaillon, who's previously released an excellent EP on net.label Kikapu, shows a beautifully phrased grasp of strangely retro-sounding, but absolutely not bleep heavy electronics. Soulful, considered, and intelligent, it makes the weirdest sense to us.As for the individual songs, 'Transistor Love', the first track, allows a throbbing backbeat drift and a plaintive, multi-tiered lead, before seguing into an elliptic...
Downloads: 2,190 (2 reviews)
|DJ Shield - Midnight On an Open Highway [slapmp3_012] - DJ Sheild|
Who is DJ Shield you ask? An unknown electro-soldier from the Deep South, DJ Shield does for experimental/electronic/improv underground what DJ Shadow did for funk 45s and old school hip hop. Although this artist works exclusively with samples of pre-recorded music, you'd be hard-pressed to discern that from the organic nature of this release. Some of the samples sound like Evan Parker, Blackalicious, Radian thrown in with some Tuvan throat singing, kotos, shakuhachi, etc...
Keywords: Improv; Electroacoustic; Down beat / Chill; Experimental
Downloads: 2,909 (2 reviews)
|Kero - Whats dat smell? EP [txtn003] - Kero|
With "Whats dat smell?", dual G4 laptop warrior Kero delivers five glimpses into the schizoid brilliance of his next-generation Detroit sound. Raised on a healthy diet of Motor city techno, Kero manages to incorporate early influences while creating a completely new and boldly innovative oeuvre. His trademark style of scattered percussion freakfests over droning, hovering electro pads, first unleashed on the "CFC Windsor" album on Berlin's Shitkatapult label, finds ample expression in the laidba...
Keywords: Textone; Electro
Downloads: 2,527 (3 reviews)
|Mark Allan - t.a.f. series one .ep [cnv 02] - mark allan|
T.a.f. series; an exploration of harmonies thru a series of generative algorithms derived from traditional chinese/japanese music. A small collection of music performed and created 100% with the puredata language. T.a.f. is an exquisite experiment; six subtle, slowly evolving lo-fi ambient pieces. The best of u.k. ambient tradition (Eno, Aphex) meets Basinski. Mark Allan is 50% of Beatwife.
Keywords: Lo-Fi; Ambient
Downloads: 1,699 (3 reviews)
|Various Artists - Party Fun With Recorders Volume One [csr004] - Various Artists|
Home Recordings. Children singing, screaming and storytelling. All recordings are sourced from cassette tapes found in thrift stores and junk shops, tapes dubbed for us (from two of the kids featured here) and one tape was even found in a gutter! The only exception being the last track on this recording, by Grandpa Norm, singing to his grandson and we thought it fit quite nice on this compilation of home cassette recordings...
Keywords: Children's; Found Sounds; Spoken Word
Downloads: 86,626 (4 reviews)
|Mnoki - trees in movement ep [cnv 07] - johan gustavsson|
A new release by Johan Gustavsson (Tsukimono, Scraps on Tape, Broken Concrete), this time appearing again under the moniker of Mnoki. "trees in movement" is his second release under this name, a work inspired by the paints of the vienan artist Egon Schiele (1890-1918). Johan's different aliases appear as different strategies for (re-)telling the digital narrative. For Mnoki, this narrative progresses in a non-linear way: at the edge of time a dam is put up to thwart the flow in favor of it's con...
Downloads: 2,708 (4 reviews)
|Scott Taylor - winter sunday ep [cnv 04] - Scott Taylor|
Conv is proud to present "Winter Sunday", a five track ep written and produced by Scott Taylor (Touch, Phonography, Sijis). Based on field recordings made in Barcelona (around the old cathedral), Paris (Notre Damme cathedral organ) and London, this work should be considered secular music in its basis and intent. These elements were elaborated and trasformed in organics compositions where each track developes a sound environment...
Keywords: Ambient; Isolationism; phonography
Downloads: 12,907 (4 reviews)
|Dub Jay - Mai EP [kpu048] - Dub Jay|
The Kikapu-Ohio link grows even stronger with this latest release from our friend Warren Sulcs, otherwise known as Dub Jay. You might remember Warren from his remix on the algorhythm ep we released here last winter (kpu.027); consider that remix a warm-up for what you are about to hear now. The Mai EP is actually a sort of collaboration between Dub Jay and a few of his close friends. Contributors include Pat Kabat on clarinet, Geoff Kelly on didgeridoo and tapping, and Steve Neola adding some of...
Downloads: 12,396 (4 reviews)
|Frank Biedermann - Wookiee Woods [stadt004] - Frank Biedermann|
Deep Forests And Abysmal Creatures Shaggy giants from an arboreal world, the tall and commanding Wookiee species is an impressive sight to even the most jaded spacer. Despite their fearsome and savage countenance, Wookiees are intelligent, sophisticated, loyal and trusting. Loyalty and bravery are near-sacred tenets in Wookiee society. When peaceful, Wookiees are tender and gentle. Their tempers, however, are short; when angered, Wookiees can fly into a berserker rage and will not stop until the...
Keywords: Minimal Techno; Techdub
Downloads: 11,291 (4 reviews)
|Zen Savauge - Inconnu [sub048] - Zen Savauge|
Inconnu, which stands for "unknown" in french, is conceptually based around the idea of finding and exploiting the unknown beauty in the chaos of nature. One major interpretive theme is that of the microscopic, macroscopic, and melancholic world in which we are connected to holistically. That idea was expressed through the use of random molecule-esque sounds bits layered underneath turbulent, looming dubbed-out melodies flowing about a motion of beat (which in my mind reflects the animation of l...
Keywords: Electronic; Ambient
Downloads: 13,603 (5 reviews)